Thursday, 25 December 2014


'For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given.... His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.'  Isaiah 9:6-7.

The Nativity - a panel in St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate. I believe this is the work of Frances Darlington 1880-1939, a sculptor who happened to worship at St Wilfrid's. She was commissioned to produce for the church a series of bas-relief panels depicting the Stations of the Cross, so there is a lot of her work on show. (Apparently some of the faces are modelled on members of the congregation at the time.) A large frieze in the foyer of Harrogate's theatre is also her work.

Thank you all for the Christmas greetings expressed in your comments. It is lovely having connections to so many through blogging. I am only sorry that I can't spend more time surfing everyone else's blogs, though I do try to keep up to date with many of my special friends.

Wishing you all a joy-filled and peaceful Christmas - and let's hope the peace extends right around the globe, even if just for a day. I shall be diving down through all the bustle, food and wrapping paper to find, somewhere in it all, the essence of love that is the real gift of the day, every day in fact.


  1. I hope your Christmas was as beautiful as your pictures! The nativity is lovely and I really enjoyed the Advent windows. All good wishes for a wonderful New Year, Andree!

  2. This is a lovely Christmas carving.


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